When given the opportunity to persuade an audience of executives or investors to offer up their resources, most people are spending too much time pitching and divulging way too much information. The first pitch or meeting is not a place to present chapter and verse on your business idea, product or service. It's to generate a dialog with your audience, not stand there and deliver a monologue. This class will help you learn how to be more concise, persuasive, and memorable inside of 5-minutes.
Who is this class for? Entrepreneurs and business people, especially when you have a time limit to present and persuade your audience to take action.
The 5Q Framework is a proven and effective structure you can start using immediately to share your business opportunity with anyone in 5-minutes or less. If all you do is answer these 5 most important questions for your listener, you will know if there is any reason to spend any additional time talking. If The 5Q Framework does not generate questions, comments, feedback, a second meeting, or referrals, you have your answer!
What are people saying?
“Inspiring. Simple. Easy to implement.”
“Where were you 25 years ago when I started pitching.”
“Thank you for one of the most practical classes on pitching I have ever seen!”
My name is Nathan Gold, Chief Coach at The Demo Coach. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and travel around the world coaching people on how to prepare for high-stakes speaking opportunities and how to harness their speaking anxiety. I do this through keynotes, workshops, live streaming, and 1:1 sessions, both in person and online.
I have personally delivered thousands of presentations along with thousands of hours of 1:1 presentation coaching and training. I have worked in and with small and large companies, including GetAround.com, Glue Networks, Bill.com, Education.com, Innovation Norway, SanDisk, Kaiser Permanente, Plantronics, and IBM — on designing, scripting and delivering more compelling and memorable presentations and product demos, especially in situations where you cannot afford to miss.
The Wall Street Journal called me an "elevator pitch expert" after coaching the Top 5 Finalists in the Startup of the Year award, in the actual WSJ elevators in NYC! I'm also the pitch coach for dozens of accelerators and incubators around the world and I am an Industry Fellow at UC Berkeley and Hong Kong Baptist University, and a guest lecturer at Wharton Entrepreneurship. Recently, I've been coaching TED and TEDx presenters while also being featured on The Kauffman Founders School.